Orangutans of Borneo

A three night/four day journey to Central Kalimantan (Borneo) for the opportunity to spot orangutans in the wild is highly recommended on any tailor-made itinerary to Borneo or as an extension to travels to other islands in Indonesia.

Highlights: Klotok riverboat – Tanjung Puting National Park  – Camp Leakey – orangutans – probiscus monkeys – bird-watching

Day 1

Kumai - Tanjung Putting National Park

Fly to Pangkalan Bun and transfer by road to Kumai, where you board your klotok riverboat to sail through the narrow, tannin-tinted waterways of Tanjung Puting National Park.

Tanjung Puting National Park covers more than 1500 square miles (400,000 hectares) and consists of tropical rainforest, freshwater swamp, tropical heat forest, peat swamp mangroves and wetlands. It is home to over 200 types of bird, 17 species of reptile and primates including gibbons and orangutans.

Overnight on board your klotok.

Day 2

Tanjung Puting National Park

Witness the feeding of orangutans at one of the feeding stations in the park. The information centre at Camp Leakey provides helpful detail about their work in rescuing orphaned orangutans and releasing them back into the wild. There are also trails to follow through the jungle, providing an opportunity to observe them in the wild.

Overnight on board your klotok.

Day 3

Tanjung Puting National Park

Further adventure in the national park, bird-watching and monkey-spotting. Keep your eyes peeled for the proboscis monkey, with its distinctive long nose. The park is also the habitat of bush pigs and wild deer.

Overnight at a lodge in the park.

Day 4

Depart Kalimantan

Transfer to the airport of Pangkalan Bun.